Time to be grilled: Memorial Day could reach 100 degrees

The Fresno BeeMay 25, 2014 

You might need to cool off this Memorial Day.


Memorial Day is expected to be a scorcher with the temperature forecast to hit 100 degrees.

A high pressure system will bring dry weather and much warmer temperatures into the central San Joaquin Valley Monday and Tuesday before a cooler airflow from the coast is expected to make its way inland, according to the National Weather Service.

Fresno already hit triple digits once this year -- it tied a record on May 15 when the temperature hit 102 degrees. Monday's record is 103, set in 1974.

On Tuesday, the temperature is expected to remain high but under the century mark at 98 degrees.

"We're going to stay pretty hot for the remainder of the holiday weekend and then we're going to begin to drop off, but very slowly," said Hanford meteorologist Kevin Durfee. "High temperatures are going to be maybe a few degrees lower each day as we go through the week."

By the weekend, temperatures should return to more normal readings in the 80s, Durfee said.

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